BET’s “Boiling Point” and “Disrupt and Dismantle” Move to New Date & Time





BET’s “Boiling Point” and “Disrupt and Dismantle” Move to New Date & Time
The Sunday series will now air Tuesdays at 11:00/10:00c and Wednesdays at 11:00/10:00c, respectively.
[via press release from BET]
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BET’S “BOILING POINT” AND “DISRUPT AND DISMANTLE” MOVE TO NEW DATE & TIME

Boiling Point Episode 3 “Bloody Sunday” Airs Tuesday, March 2 at 11PM/10C

Disrupt and Dismantle Episode 3 “The Battle for Black Land” Airs Wednesday, March 3 at 11PM/10C

#BoilingPointBET #DisruptAndDismantle

NEW YORK, NY, March 2, 2021 – BET’S two new docuseries BOILING POINT and DISRUPT AND DISMANTLE will air on an all-new night. See below for the updated airdates for episode 3 of each series and be sure to tune in.

Tuesday, March 2 at 11pm/10C BOILING POINT – “Bloody Sunday”: Civil rights activists led by John Lewis face down Alabama state troopers on a bridge in Selma, Alabama — a violent incident that galvanizes public opinion and mobilizes Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Almost six decades later the purging of voter rolls and new voter ID laws continue to disproportionately affect minority voters.

Wednesday, March 3 at 11pm/10C DISRUPT AND DISMANTLE – “The Battle for Black Land”: Soledad travels to the Carolina coast where descendants of slaves are waging the battle of their lives against archaic laws – with racist loopholes – that threaten to steal their ancestral lands.

For more information go to www.bet.com and follow us @bet across all social platforms and use the official hashtags #BoilingPointBET to engage in this timely discussion.



BET Continues Its Ratings Takeover with Close to 3 Million Total Viewers





BET Continues Its Ratings Takeover with Close to 3 Million Total Viewers Tuning in to Tyler Perry’s Slate of Engaging Originals During Last Tuesday Night’s Television Event
On the heels of the ratings win, BET greenlights season three of “Tyler Perry’s The Oval,” slated to start production at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta later this year.
[via press release from BET]
BET CONTINUES ITS RATINGS TAKEOVER WITH CLOSE TO 3 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS TUNING IN TO TYLER PERRY’S SLATE OF ENGAGING ORIGINALS DURING LAST TUESDAY NIGHT’S TELEVISION EVENT

“TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” CLAIMS THE #1 SPOT IN ALL OF TELEVISION AND CABLE AMONG BLACK VIEWERS 18-49, 25-54, AND P2+

ON THE HEELS OF “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” RATINGS SUCCESS AND EXPANSION OF ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING ON A NEW NIGHT, THE NETWORK GREENLIGHTS THIRD SEASON OF THE JUICY CAN’T-MISS DRAMA

New York, NY – February 23, 2021 – BET’s double-feature of Tyler Perry’s original programs strikes a ratings chord with viewers. 2.7 Million Total viewers P2+ tuned in during last Tuesday’s season premiere of “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play” and “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” (L3 simulcast across BET and BET Her on 2/16/21) with 1.2 and 1.4 Million Total viewers tuning in to BET alone respectively*. This season’s guilty pleasures, “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” is the #1 show for Black Viewers in ALL of Television 18-49, 25-54, and P2+ on its premiere night. Additionally, BET grew its audience versus L+SD double-digits +16% (“Madea’s Farewell Play”) and +50% (“The Oval” Episode #201).

On the heels of the ratings win, BET greenlights Season Three of “Tyler Perry’s The Oval,” slated to start production at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta later this year.

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play

·Premiere telecast (Live + 3) delivered a: .548 P18-49 rating, 1.2 M total viewers P2+.

·The play grew +16% in Live + 3 (Adults 18-49).

Tyler Perry’s The Oval Episode #201

·Episode #201 premiere telecast (Live + 3): .725 P18-49 rating, 1.5 M total viewers P2+ (Simulcast across BET and BET Her); .704 P18-49 rating, and 1.4 M total viewers P2+ (on BET alone).

·Episode #201 grew +50% in Live + 3 (Adults 18-49).

About “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” Season Two airs TUESDAYS at 9 PM ET/PTon BET & BET Her

The one-hour drama, “Tyler Perry’s The Oval,” returns with its second jaw-dropping season and lifts the veil of what can happen when the leader of the free world, his wife and family are crazed maniacs. The series also highlights the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence. The talented ensemble cast for Season Two includes Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, Paige Hurd, Daniel Croix Henderson, Javon Johnson, Ptosha Storey, Vaughn Hebron, Teesha Renee, Lodric Collins, Ciera Payton, Taja V. Simpson, Walter Fauntleroy, Brad Benedict, Travis Cure, Matthew Law, Bill Barrett and Derek A. Dixon star in the 22-episodes original series.

On tonight’s episode, “Natural Habitat” Episode #202 premiering at 9 PM ET/PT, Hunter questions Donald and Kyle about the aftermath of the shooting at Denise’s boutique. Gayle comes up with a plan of escape and shares it with Jason. Jason withholds information that could thwart Gayle’s plans.
BET has partnered with Community to launch an innovative text messaging campaign for “Tyler Perry’s The Oval,” where fans can enjoy a sneak peek of behind-the-scenes of the show, exclusive content and text directly with the cast. Text The Oval directly at (202) 918-3800 for the latest.

“Tyler Perry’s The Oval” is executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry. Michelle Sneed will also serve as Executive Producer of the series for Tyler Perry Studios.

About “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play”

In Tyler Perry’s final stage run as Madea, he pulls together some of his audience’s favorite characters for a family gathering. Madea, Mr. Brown, Cora, and Aunt Bam are all under one roof for over two hours of pure joy. Madea is in rare form, as she tries to support her great-grandchildren, and daughter Cora. While at her granddaughter’s home, Madea uses her combination of tough love and old southern wisdom to help the family navigate their new normal. All seems fine until Mr. Brown takes a trip that leaves audiences in stitches. As always, Perry’s blend of incredible music and laugh out loud moments make the “Madea’s Farewell Play” great food for the soul.

“Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play” stars Tyler Perry as Madea, Cassi Davis Patton as Betty Ann “Aunt Bam” Murphy, David Mann as Leroy Brown, Tamela Mann as Cora Jean Simmons-Brown, Kwaylon Rogers (BlameitonKway) as Tiffany “TiTi” Samuels, Alexis Hollins as Darlene Samuels, Anthony Lewis as Devin, Jacobi Brown as Malik Samuels, Ashlee B. Gillum as Robin, Walter Fauntleroy as Omar, RaVaughn Brown as Sylvia, and Kendrick Mays as William Samuels. “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play” launched exclusively on BET+ in August 2020.

“Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play” is executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry. Michelle Sneed and Mark E. Swinton will also serve as executive producers for Tyler Perry Studios.For more information, viewers can log on to BET.com and join the conversation on social media by using the hashtags #TheOvalOnBET and #FarewellMadea on all social platforms.

*Source: Nielsen NPOWER, L+SD, February 16, 2021 (Total Day). Total viewer claims for night based on cumulative sum of average Live+3 impressions across episodes (premieres on BET & BET Her) on 2.16.2021) | Simulcast coverage ratings based on BET Coverage Universe

ABOUT BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT TYLER PERRY STUDIOS

Tyler Perry Studios is a state-of-the-art film and television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer, filmmaker, playwright, and philanthropist Tyler Perry. Located in Atlanta, Georgia on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, the new 330-acre campus is one of the largest production studios in the country. It boasts a variety of shooting locations including 40 buildings on the national register of historic places, 12 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot.



BET+ Lands Macro Television Studios and Hillman Grad Productions “Birth of Cool” Series





BET+ Lands Macro Television Studios and Hillman Grad Productions “Birth of Cool” Series from Juel Taylor and Tony Rettenmaier
The series orbits around Crispus Attucks High, a predominantly black high school in Compton.
[via press release from BET]
BET+ LANDS MACRO TELEVISION STUDIOS AND HILLMAN GRAD PRODUCTIONS “BIRTH OF COOL” SERIES FROM JUEL TAYLOR AND TONY RETTENMAIER

THE TEN-EPISODE ORIGINAL SERIES MARKS BET’S FIRST BET+PRODUCTION PARTNERSHIP WITH MACRO TELEVISIONS STUDIOS AND CONTINUED COLLABORATION WITH POWERHOUSE PRODUCER LENA WAITHE

New York, NY February, 22, 2021 – Today, BET+, the premiere streaming service for the Black audience, announced the production of the new original series, “BIRTH OF COOL,” in partnership with MACRO Television Studios (RAISING DION, GENTEFIED) and Hillman Grad Productions (QUEEN AND SLIM, THE CHI, TWENTIES). The ten-episode series marks MACRO Television Studios’ first series with BET+ and Lena Waithe’s third original production with the brand. “BIRTH OF COOL” was created by writer-director Juel Taylor (CREED II, THEY CLONED TYRONE) and writer Tony Rettenmaier (THEY CLONED TYRONE). Taylor will also direct the pilot.

The series orbits around Crispus Attucks High, a predominantly black high school in Compton. The half-hour dramedy follows the adventures and misadventures of both students and teachers, on campus and off, as they try to make it through the weird, hilarious, stressful, often sobering, sometimes surreal school year, while (hopefully) growing a bit in the process.

“BET+ continues to be the home for best-in-class creatives to tell their original stories about the Black experience,” said Devin Griffin, Executive Vice President and General Manager, BET+. “We appreciate Lena’s creative vision and continued trust and are thrilled to partner with a skilled group of creators from MACRO Television Studios and Hillman Grad to bring this series to life.”

“We are excited to continue MACRO’s commitment to excellence in content creation and to be partnered with Juel and Tony and help bring their unique vision to the screen,” said Marta Fernandez, President, MACRO Television Studios. “Along with our partners at BET+, Hillman Grad and Endeavor Content, we passionately support their voices and dedication to telling authentically Black stories.”

“Our goal at Hillman Grad is to find the next generation of visionary filmmakers who challenge the ways in which we typically represent characters of color on screen. Juel and Tony are exactly that. We’re so excited to have been on this journey with them and can’t wait to introduce the world to the brilliance, humor, and depth of BIRTH OF COOL,” said Rishi Rajani, President of Film/TV, Hillman Grad.

Fernandez and Mark R. Wright will oversee for MACRO Television Studios. MACRO Television Studios’ partners on the TV series are Endeavor Content (WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN, KILLING EVE) and Hillman Grad Productions (QUEEN AND SLIM, THE CHI, TWENTIES), with Charles D. King, Fernandez, Lena Waithe, Rishi Rajani, Taylor, Rettenmaier, Aaliyah Williams and David Morris serving as Executive Producers.

Taylor and Rettenmaier are repped by WME, The Gotham Group and Redefine Entertainment.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture, including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content, including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens and exclusive originals from Carl Weber like The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET.Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.

About MACRO

Launched in 2015 by Founder & CEO Charles D. King, MACRO is a multi-platform media company representing the voice and perspectives of Black people and people of color. The company’s multiple business verticals include a film (MACRO) and television studio (MACRO Television Studios) that finances, develops and produces theatrical features and premium television, talent (M88) and influencer (UNCMMN) management divisions, a branding and creative agency (Brand MACRO) and an affiliated venture firm (Mac Venture Capital). The company’s film projects have received nine Oscar nominations and one win. MACRO co-financed the critically-acclaimed Mudbound, Fences, Roman J. Israel, Esq., Sorry to Bother You and Just Mercy. It also produced Netflix’s Tigertail and co-financed and produced Judas and the Black Messiah for Warner Bros. Pictures. MACRO is also partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures, giving the studio a first look on all projects MACRO intends to develop or package as feature films. The studio also has the option to co-finance these projects alongside MACRO and will handle their global distribution. On the television side, the drama series’ Raising Dion and Gentefied are both executive produced by MACRO Television Studios and already greenlit for second seasons on Netflix. Go to https://www.staymacro.com/about for more information.

ABOUT HILLMAN GRAD PRODUCTIONS

Hillman Grad Productions is a development and production company committed to creating art that goes against the status quo and gives opportunity to marginalized peoples by providing a platform for diverse voices across all mediums. Founded by Emmy-Award winning writer Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani, the company currently has projects at Netflix, Disney, BET, Showtime, HBO, Universal, MGM and Amazon. Their comprehensive slate includes the Sundance Film Festival 2020 award-winner The 40-Year-Old Version, Radha Blank’s groundbreaking film, which blends real life and fiction to follow its protagonist, a down-on-her luck New York playwright, who decides to reinvent herself and salvage her artistic voice by becoming a rapper at age 40. Netflix released the film globally on October 9th to rave reviews and it won Best Screenplay and was nominated for the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award at the 2021 IFP Gotham Awards, received the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best First Film, won Best First Feature from the Toronto Film Critics Circle, received Directors to Watch” at PSIFF, won the “Next Generation Award” at LAFCA Awards, was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature along with a Best Comedy Nomination from Critics Choice, and received 3 NAACP Nominations for Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Writing and Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture). Their first film released under this banner was Queen & Slim, which Waithe wrote and was directed by Melina Matsoukas; Universal Pictures released the film in November of 2019. Current projects includeBET’s hit comedy series Twenties, which was picked up for a second season and recently nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series by GLAAD. Currently in development is a Sammy Davis Jr biopic based on his daughter Tracey Davis’ book Sammy Davis Jr.: My Father. The screenplay willbe written by David Matthews with Waithe & Rajani producing alongside Sight Unseen Pictures. Additionally, it was recently announced Waithe penned the script for Universal’s forthcoming Talent Show. Cynthia Erivo is set to star in the drama with Waithe serving as an executive producer alongside State Street Pictures and Rajani will oversee for Hillman Grad Productions. Focus Features just announced it has teamed with Sight Unseen, Makeready and Hillman Grad Productions on the feature directorial debut of A.V. Rockwell, A Thousand and One. Other projects currently in various stages of production and/or development include: Them for Amazon; Untitled Kid Fury Project for HBO and Reawakening, Neil Paik’s Six by Eight Press short story for Amazon Studios.



BET+ Film “Never and Again” Executive Produced by Percy “Master P” Miller and Romeo Miller





BET+ Film “Never and Again” Executive Produced by Percy “Master P” Miller and Romeo Miller and Directed by Lazrael Lison to Release Thursday, February 11
The film stars Jackie Long, Denise Boutté, Christian Keyes, Ella Joyce, Bebe Drake, Bishop Don Magic Juan, and Vanessa Simmons.
[via press release from BET]
BET+ FILM “NEVER AND AGAIN” EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY PERCY “MASTER P” MILLER AND ROMEO MILLER AND DIRECTED BY LAZRAEL LISON TO RELEASE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11

The BET+ Original Movie with Accompanying Soundtrack by ASAH Entertainment

Boasts Shining Cast Including Jackie Long, Denise Boutté, Christian Keyes, Ella Joyce, Bebe Drake, Bishop Don Magic Juan, Vanessa Simmons, Cymphonique Miller and More

New York, NY (February 9, 2021) – BET+ announces the new original film, “Never and Again,” executive produced by Hip Hop mogul Percy “Master P” Miller and Romeo Miller and directed by LazRael Lison, will release Thursday, February 11 exclusively on the premier streaming platform. The film stars Jackie Long (ATL, Games People Play), Denise Boutté (Why Did I Get Married, Meet the Browns), Christian Keyes (Saints & Sinners), Ella Joyce, Bebe Drake, Bishop Don Magic Juan, and Vanessa Simmons.

The star-studded affair does not stop with the on-screen cast. In partnership with Asah Entertainment, fans and viewers alike will thoroughly enjoy the accompanying soundtrack slated for release in conjunction with the film premiere on February 11th. The 10-song original soundtrack features R&B singer Willie Taylor (Day26), Hip Hop artist Young Joc, Mr. TalkBox, esteemed Gospel artist Tim Rogers featuring R&B singer Tweet and more.

“Never and Again” portrays the budding romance between Kevin (Jackie Long) and Jasmine (Denise Boutté) which sparked during their teenage years. Years later, they cross paths again; but are the wounds from the past hurt too much to reconcile what they once had, or will they trust each other and allow fate to prevail?

Co-producing this film alongside writer Lison, under Summer House Pictures is Tatiana Chekhova, Jayson Bernard and Roberto Rosario Jr. of J&R Productions and Tracy Bell of Asah Entertainment. The Executive Producers for “Never and Again” include Percy “Master P” Miller (also making a cameo appearance), Romeo Miller and Kristi Kilday in association with Genius Minds and Antonio Trotter.

For more on the film visit www.bet.com and follow @betplus on social media (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook).

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens and exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET.Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.



BET and CBS News Present “No Joke: Chris Rock and Gayle King”





BET and CBS News Present “No Joke: Chris Rock and Gayle King,” Premiering Thursday, February 4 at 10 PM ET/PT on BET & BET Her
The program will feature extended excerpts of Rock’s recent sit-down interview with “CBS This Morning’s” Gayle King from his home, and clips from his recently released special “Total Blackout: The Tamborine Extended Cut.”
[via press release from BET]
BET AND CBS NEWS PRESENT “NO JOKE: CHRIS ROCK AND GAYLE KING,” PREMIERING THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4 AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET & BET HER

#ChrisRockonBET

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 3, 2021 – BET, in partnership with CBS News, announces a new exclusive special with comedian Chris Rock, “No Joke: Chris Rock and Gayle King,” premiering Thursday, February 4 at 10pm ET/PT on BET and BET Her. The program will feature extended excerpts of Rock’s recent sit-down interview with CBS This Morning’s Gayle King from his home, and clips from his recently released special “Total Blackout: The Tamborine Extended Cut” (Netflix), in which the award-winning comedian, actor, director, producer and writer opens up about being bullied as a kid, racism in America, Donald Trump, President Joe Biden, divorce, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Rock goes deep when discussing his critically-acclaimed performance in the FX series “Fargo” where he plays the gangster, Loy Cannon — a challenging and dramatic role he says he didn’t “have the gravitas” to deliver earlier in his career.

Chris Rock makes you laugh, and more importantly, gets you thinking. It’s that combination that makes him one of the most acclaimed comedians of all-time. His humor and honesty is on full display in the BET Special, “No Joke: Chris Rock and Gayle King. It’s a side of Rock that viewers haven’t seen before, and one they won’t soon forget.

For more, visit BET.com and follow us @bet across social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter).

ABOUT BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.



BET Delivers Two New Groundbreaking Series Under Its Social Impact Initiative “Content for Change”





BET Delivers Two New Groundbreaking Series Under Its Social Impact Initiative “Content for Change” to Help Address Inequities for Black Americans
“Boiling Point” and “Disrupt & Dismantle” are both on tap later this month.
[via press release from BET]
BET DELIVERS TWO NEW GROUNDBREAKING SERIES UNDER ITS SOCIAL IMPACT INITIATIVE “CONTENT FOR CHANGE” TO HELP ADDRESS INEQUITIES FOR BLACK AMERICANS

BET JOINS FORCES WITH EMMY AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST SOLEDAD O’BRIEN TO LAUNCH “DISRUPT & DISMANTLE,” A NEW SIX-PART INVESTIGATIVE DOCUMENTARY SERIES ABOUT THE RECURRING INJUSTICE BLACK PEOPLE FACE IN AMERICA AND HOW WE CAN RALLY OUR COMMUNITY TO AFFECT POSITIVE CHANGE

FROM THE SELMA MARCH FOR VOTING RIGHTS TO THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD AND THE PRESENT-DAY BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, BET IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CBS NEWS EXAMINES PIVOTAL MOMENTS IN HISTORY THAT REFLECT BLACK AMERICA’S LONGSTANDING FIGHT FOR RACIAL EQUALITY IN A NEW SIX-PART DOCUMENTARY SERIES “BOILING POINT” “DISRUPT & DISMANTLE” AND “BOILING POINT” PREMIERE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 STARTING AT 8 PM ET/PT

#BoilingPointBET #DisruptAndDismantle

New York, NY – February 1, 2021- BET debuts two new projects during Black History Month under its media-focused initiative “Content For Change,” “BET and CBS News Present: Boiling Point” and investigative documentary series “Disrupt & Dismantle” with award-winning journalist, speaker, author, and philanthropist Soledad O’Brien.

Soledad O’Brien’s critically acclaimed 2011 series Black in America took a long, hard look at the challenges faced by Black people in our country. A decade later, the challenges continue to manifest in our everyday lives, and O’Brien is back to explore immediate action items that need to be accomplished to make a change NOW with the new BET original series “Disrupt & Dismantle.” Airing on the same night, “Boiling Point” will explore Black America’s longstanding struggle for racial justice and equality through CBS News’ archival content, original interviews and never-before-seen footage of dramatic flashpoints in history – including George Wallace’s Stand in the Schoolhouse Door, Bloody Sunday in Selma, the Attica Prison Uprising, L.A. Riots, Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the killing of George Floyd and beyond. Each event gripped the nation and motivated Black Americans to fight for change. “Boiling Point” and “Disrupt & Dismantle,” debut Sunday, February 21, starting at 8 PM ET/PT, with new installments airing every Sunday on BET and BET Her.

“Boiling Point” premieres Sunday, February 21 at 8 PM ET/PT

Have we come to a moment of reckoning, an overdue awakening on systemic racism? Sparked by the horrific death of George Floyd, protesters took to the streets across the nation, demanding accountability and change in policing. Yet, the current movements against police brutality, voter suppression, segregated schools, environmental racism and mass incarceration unfortunately are not new. For decades, Black Americans have been fighting for America to live up to its ideals. This six-part series, “Boiling Point,” will explore these powerful through lines that bridge our country’s past and present with each episode exploring dramatic flashpoints in American history – George Wallace’s Stand in the Schoolhouse Door, Bloody Sunday in Selma, the Attica Prison Uprising, L.A. Riots, Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and the killing of George Floyd. These events set the stage for the current civil rights battles of today.

Through the use of original interviews and compelling archival footage, “Boiling Point” will show how far Black Americans have come and the battle lines that remain today, while acknowledging the brave everyday American heroes, past and present who have fought for progress. Each hour-long episode will be driven by never-before-seen footage drawn from the unparalleled CBS News archives. Along this journey, the viewer will also witness the evolution of television journalism in covering civil rights stories, including the rise of the evening news, the dawn of the home movie/caught-on-tape era and finally, the cellphone camera/social media revolution. The special will feature first-person witnesses and participants, family, reporters on the scene, thought leaders, legislators and current activists including Andrew Young, journalist Wesley Lowery, Professor Hasan Kwame Jeffries, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, Professor Carol Anderson, Rev. Raymond Scott, Professor Ibram X. Kendi, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon, Professor Jody Armour, Professor Marc Lamont Hill, activist LaTosha Brown, Professor Michael Eric Dyson, retired Lt. General Russel Honoré and others.

“BET and CBS News Present: Boiling Point,” will hyper-focus on the below six life-changing moments for Black Americans:

· L.A. Riots: The acquittal of four officers in the Rodney King beating trial that lit a firestorm of unrest and rang the alarm on a troubling history of excessive force by police (1992)

· Bloody Sunday: The assault on civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama that galvanized public opinion and mobilized Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act (1965)

· Attica: The violent inmate uprising that exposed a broken system of incarceration in America (1971)

· Hurricane Katrina: The natural disaster that sparked questions and a bitter uproar about how race and class may have influenced the government’s response to the crisis (2005)

· Stand in the Schoolhouse Door: The defiant attempt by Governor Wallace to stop Black students from enrolling at the University of Alabama that laid bare divisions over desegregation (1963)

· George Floyd: The terrible and tragic killing of George Floyd that sparked the largest wave of protests in American history, strengthening long-standing calls for greater police accountability and improving the relationship between police and the communities they serve.

“Boiling Point,” is executive produced by Jason Samuels for BET and Mitch Weitzner for CBS News.

“Disrupt & Dismantle,” premieres Sunday, February 21 at 9 PM ET/PT

“Disrupt & Dismantle” follows Soledad O’Brien as she tackles injustices across the nation affecting the Black community, from police brutality to redlining to school to prison pipeline, to the infant mortality crisis fueled by systemic racism, this timely new series will take an active and hard-edged approach to chopping away at the roots of racism. The series focuses on REAL people with REAL problems, looking for REAL action. Through gritty reportage and true vérité moments, as well as raw emotional interviews, and rarely seen archival photos and footage, this series will offer invaluable insights and truly bring viewers along on O’Brien’s journey. In each episode of “Disrupt & Dismantle,” O’Brien will identify an issue within a particular community, then she will go out into the field and investigate. She’ll immerse herself in the community, identify the problems and the problematic people, then speak truth to power. And, she’ll continue to stir the pot until she not only gets the critical answers but also finds action items that the audience can look to put into motion in their own communities. In addition to extensive on the field interviews with O’Brien, the program features insights from activists, journalists, politicians and thought leaders.

In the first episode focusing on “Shingle Mountain” viewers will travel to Dallas, Texas where O’Brien meets a grandmother who’s fighting to get a mountain of toxic shingles removed from the lot behind her house. In the process, she uncovers a widespread yet rarely-talked-about problem in Dallas, Texas: environmental racism. O’Brien investigates the city’s “Southern Sector,” where redlining and discriminatory zoning has segregated black and brown people and negligently subjected them to be poisoned by heavy industry. What’s the fight about? Getting the city to finally remove Shingle Mountain and re-zone the lot so the industry never returns. Interviews include Former Dallas Morning News Investigative Reporter Robert Wilonsky, who broke the Shingle Mountain story, Particulate Matter Scientist Dr. Tate Barrett, President of Inclusive Communities Project Demetria McCain, Former Joppa Representative Council Kevin Felder, Executive Director of Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Jerry Hawkins Dr. Reverend Frederick Douglass Haynes III, Councilman Tennell Atkins, Environmental Activist Temeckia Derrough, Temeckia’s son Roderick Randolph, Temeckia’s son Leo Derrough, Former Blue Star Recycling Owner Chris Ganter, Downwinder’s At Risk Evelyn Mayo, Marsha Jackson, Marsha’s Daughter LaKeisha Jackson and Marsha’s Granddaughter Kourtnie Holmes

“Disrupt & Dismantle,” is Executive Produced by Soledad O’Brien and Jo Honig for Soledad O’Brien Productions and Randy Ferrell.

Launched in June 2020 by BET, the social impact initiative “Content For Change,” addresses issues of systemic racism and inequities in America, including racial justice, economic empowerment, education, health, and civic participation witch content across our platforms.

For more information on the new original “Content For Change” series, go to www.bet.com and follow us @bet across all social platforms and use the official hashtags #BoilingPointBET and #DisruptAndDismantle to engage in this timely discussion.

O’Brien is represented by ICM Partners, manger Eric Ortner of The Ortner Group and attorney, Ethan J. Cohan from the firm of Del Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano.

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

About Soledad O’Brien

Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist who anchors and produces the Hearst Television political magazine program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.” O’Brien, founder and CEO of Soledad O’Brien Productions, also reports for HBO Real Sports, the PBS NewsHour, WebMD and has authored two books. She has appeared on networks, Fox and Oxygen and anchored and reported for NBC, MSNBC and CNN. She has won numerous awards, including three Emmys, the George Peabody award, an Alfred I DuPont prize and the Gracie. Newsweek Magazine named her one of the “15 People Who Make America Great.” With her husband, she is founder of the PowHERful Foundation that helps young women get to and through college. Follow her on Twitter: @soledadobrien



BET+ Original Hit Series “First Wives Club” Season 1 Returns to Linear Television





BET+ Original Hit Series “First Wives Club” Season 1 Returns to Linear Television for an Exclusive Run Starting Wednesday, January 27 at 10PM ET/9C on BET and BET Her
Season two is currently filming in Atlanta and set to release in 2021 exclusively on BET+.
[via press release from BET]
BET+ ORIGINAL HIT SERIES “FIRST WIVES CLUB” SEASON 1 RETURNS TO LINEAR TELEVISION FOR AN EXCLUSIVE RUN STARTING WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27 AT 10PM ET/9C ON BET AND BET HER

NEW YORK, NY – January 27, 2021 – BET announces the linear television return of fan-favorite BET+ original series First Wives Club — the network previously announced that highly anticipated Season 2, currently filming in Atlanta, is set to release in 2021 exclusively on BET+. In the interim, viewers can relive all the drama of Season 1 as episodes will air weekly for a limited time beginning Wednesday, January 27 at 10:00 PM ET/9:00 PM CT on BETand BET Her.

A sitcom reboot of the popular 1996 Paramount Pictures film, First Wives Club is one of the first original series to launch on BET+. The 9-episode half-hour comedy follows Ari, Bree and Hazel; three best friends who reunite after several years alienated from their friendship to see and support each other through a tabloid-ridden divorce, unsatisfying marriage, a cheating husband and other marital woes.

First Wives Club cast includes:

Ryan Michelle Bathe as “Ari”

Actor and producer Ryan Michelle Bathé currently stars in the CBS series All Rise and has a diverse list of credits for roles in popular television titles such as Fox’s Empire and NBC’s This is Us; Bathé also stars in newly released film on Amazon, Sylvie’s Love. In First Wives Club, Ryan plays “Ari” – Driven, beautiful, and motherly. By trade a lawyer, she sets aside her career to run her husband’s campaign for New York Senate. Ari is totally selfless and wishes her husband David could be a bit more attentive.

Jill Scott as “Hazel”

Multi-hyphenate Jill Scott is a singer-songwriter, model, poet, and actress. The platinum-selling artist is a three-time Grammy Award winner, notable philanthropist and most recently received a nomination for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. In First Wives Club, Jill plays “Hazel” – Creative, tough, and a superstar. Hazel is a Grammy Award-winning singer struggling to succeed in the middle of her career. Hazel brings a grit to the group. Having mixed business and pleasure, Hazel now navigates a looming divorce from her music producer husband, Derek.

Michelle Buteau as “Bree”

Michelle Buteau is an actress, author and comedian. She recently published her first book Survival of the Thickest (Gallery Books) and released her first one-hour comedy special Welcome to Buteaupia (Netflix). She currently hosts The Circle for Netflix, which will return for Season 2 this Spring. This spring she will be seen in the feature film “Marry Me”(Universal). In First Wives Club, Michelle plays “Bree” – Brilliant yet ditzy, outspoken yet insecure. Bree is the wildcard of the group. As an orthopedic surgeon, she is the breadwinner of her family, which causes her husband, Gary, to feel undervalued. Bree’s relationship is the most hot and cold, as she is scared of what life will be like if her husband moves on with a younger woman.

Mark Tallman as “David”

Mark Tallman is an actor known for his role in All My Children, Single Ladies, and State of Affairs. In First Wives ClubMark Plays “David” – Determined, stoic, selfish. His time is consumed with running for the New York Senate; David falls short in providing emotionally for his wife Ari.

Malik Yoba as “Derek”

A New York native, Malik got his start on New York Undercover. Since then, he has appeared in many films and television shows, including, Empire, Designated Survivor, and The Last O.G. In First Wives ClubMalik plays Derek – Powerful, arrogant, and manipulative. Derek is the head of the record label to which his wife, Hazel, is signed. When Hazel learns Derek is cheating on her with another artist, he purposefully sabotages her career.

RonReaco Lee as “Gary”

Hailing from Stone Mountain, Georgia, RonReaco is a prolific actor known for his role in BET’s Let’s Stay Together, STARZ’s Survivor’s Remorse, and Disney’s Sister, Sister. In First Wives Club RonReaco plays “Gary” – Caring, nerdy, and a little of a player, Gary is a schoolteacher and the husband of Bree. Feeling like he doesn’t get enough credit for handling most of the parenting, Gary separates from Bree to explore dating other women.

First Wives Club is executive produced and written by Tracy Oliver. Karen Rosenfelt, Scott Rudin, Tony Hernandez also serve as executive producers.

All season one episodes are now streaming on BET+. For more information visit BET.com and follow us @bet across social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter).

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About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

About Paramount Television Studios

Paramount Television Studios is a leading studio, developing and financing a wide range of cutting-edge and entertaining television content across all media platforms for distribution worldwide. The studio’s robust slate includes “Defending Jacob” (Apple TV+), “Home Before Dark” (Apple TV+), Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan” (Amazon), “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix), “The Alienist” (TNT), “The Alienist: The Angel of Darkness” (TNT), “The Haunting of Hill House” (Netflix), “The Haunting of Bly Manor” (Netflix), “Shantaram” (Apple TV+), “Made For Love” (HBO Max), Station Eleven (HBO Max), “Catch-22” (Hulu), “First Wives Club” (BET+), “Looking for Alaska” (Hulu), “Boomerang” (BET), “Briarpatch” (USA), and “Paradise Lost” (Spectrum Originals) among others. Paramount Television Studios is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA), a global content company with premier television, film and digital entertainment brands.



BET to Air “COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community A Tyler Perry Special”





BET to Air “COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community A Tyler Perry Special” Premiering Thursday, January 28 At 9 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her
The half-hour special provides helpful and factual information for viewers looking to protect themselves and their families from this unprecedented crisis.
[via press release from BET]
BET TO AIR “COVID-19 VACCINE AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY A TYLER PERRY SPECIAL” PREMIERING THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER
THE HALF HOUR SPECIAL FEATURES A SITDOWN INTERVIEW WITH TYLER PERRY AND TOP MEDICAL EXPERTS FROM GRADY HEALTH SYSTEM WHO WILL ADDRESS THE PUBLIC’S CONCERNS AND FEARS ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE

NEW YORK, NY January 26, 2021 – Today, BET and media mogul Tyler Perry announced an exclusive news special, “COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community A Tyler Perry Special,” premiering Thursday, January 28, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her. In the midst of a world health crisis, Perry sits down with top medical experts Carlos del Rio, MD Executive Associate Dean, Emory School of Medicine at Grady Health System, and Kimberly Dyan Manning, MD Professor of Medicine at Grady Health System to address the public’s concerns and fears about the COVID-19 vaccine.

The half-hour special provides helpful and factual information for viewers looking to protect themselves and their families from this unprecedented crisis. Tackling issues head-on, Perry asks the hard-hitting questions to help the community gain insight into this new vaccine.

“COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community A Tyler Perry Special” joins BET’s roster of informative specials that address the impacts of COVID-19 on the Black community and answers questions about the vaccine.

“COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community A Tyler Perry Special,” is Executive Produced by Tyler Perry for Tyler Perry Studios.

For more information on “COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community A Tyler Perry Special,” as well as daily reporting regarding what the African American community needs to know about COVID-19, and how it impacts our lives, please visit BET.com. Follow @bet across social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter).

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ABOUT BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT TYLER PERRY STUDIOS

Tyler Perry Studios is a state-of-the-art film and television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer, filmmaker, playwright, and philanthropist Tyler Perry. Located in Atlanta, Georgia on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, the new 330-acre campus is one of the largest production studios in the country. It boasts a variety of shooting locations including 40 buildings on the national register of historic places, 12 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot.

ABOUT GRADY HEALTH SYSTEM

Grady, located in Atlanta, is one of the nation’s leading academic safety net health systems, known for its trauma, stroke and burn care. Grady is also a leading research site and was proud to be part of the Moderna vaccine trials.



NAACP Announces New Air Date for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards





NAACP Announces New Air Date for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards
Previously set for February 20, the event will now air live on BET on March 27.
[via press release from BET]
NAACP ANNOUNCES NEW AIR DATE FOR THE 52ND NAACP IMAGE AWARDS

52ND NAACP Image Awards Has Been Rescheduled to Air LIVE on BET Saturday, March 27th at 8pm ET

The following is a joint statement from Karen Boykin-Towns, Vice-Chair of the NAACP National Board of Directors and Chairman of the NAACP Image Awards Committee; Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, BET; Executive Producers Reggie Hudlin and Phil Gurin; Co-Executive Producer Byron Phillips; and Producer Robin Reinhardt.

“After careful consideration and guidance from health experts and state and local government, we have decided to reschedule the 52nd NAACP Image Awards to March 27, 2021. As COVID-19 continues to ravage our country, particularly the African-American community, it is our utmost priority to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our staff, production teams, nominees, and all talent involved in this year’s awards ceremony. We look forward to uplifting and celebrating our rich culture and the outstanding achievements of our nominees when it is safe to do so and we appreciate everyone’s understanding during these unprecedented times.”

Recognized as the nation’s preeminent multicultural awards show from an African-American perspective, the NAACP Image Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts and those who promote social justice through their creative work.

Nominees in the categories of television and streaming, music, literature, film, and activism, will be announced on Wednesday, February 3rd. Nominating committee voting will now close on Wednesday, January 20th.

The 52nd NAACP Image Awards is produced by Hudlin Entertainment and The Gurin Company. Executive Producers Reggie Hudlin and Phil Gurin, Co-Executive Producer Byron Phillips, and Producer Robin Reinhardt.

For all information and latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at http://www.naacpimageawards.net.

Instagram: @naacpimageawards |Twitter: @naacpimageaward | Facebook: /naacpimageaward

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NAACP

Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
About BET Networks:

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.



BET Greenlights Third Season for Hit Scripted Drama “Tyler Perry’s Sistas”





BET Greenlights Third Season for Hit Scripted Drama “Tyler Perry’s Sistas”
The series renewal lands in anticipation of the mid-season premiere of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” Wednesday, January 27 at 9:00/8:00c.
[via press release from BET]
BET GREENLIGHTS THIRD SEASON FOR HIT SCRIPTED DRAMA “TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS”

The series reigns as the #1 new cable series for African Americans P18-49 in 2020*

New York, NY – January 19, 2021- Today, BET announced the third season pick-up of the original drama “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” from Tyler Perry. The series holds the top spot as the #1 new scripted cable series for African Americans P18-49.* BET holds the top three new series for African Americans 18-49 including “Sistas,” “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” and “Tyler Perry’s The Oval.” The series renewal lands in anticipation of the mid-season premiere of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” Wednesday, January 27 at 9 PM ET/PT. New episodes of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” air Wednesdays on BET and BET Her. Production of season three of the original drama is slated to start at Tyler Perry Studios later this month.

For two seasons, Tyler Perry’s original series “Sistas” has delivered with #1 rankings across the board. Highlights from both seasons of the fan-favorite series include:

“Sistas” Season 1

· “Sistas” is the #1 new series for African-Americans 18-49 among Cable & Broadcast in CY2020 #1 new series on Cable for AA P25-54 for CY2020

· “Sistas” Season 1 ranks #1 in its timeslot (1/29 – 4/29, Wed 9p-10p) (Live+SD): #1 cable program among Blk P18-49, Blk P25-54, Blk P2+

· “Sistas” Season 1 ranks #1 in its timeslot (1/29-4/29, Wed 9p-10p) (Live+3): #1 cable & broadcast program among Blk P18-49 and Blk P25-54 #1 cable program among Blk P2+

· Source: Nielsen Live + SD, Live+3 for timeslot claims, Premieres airing M-Sun 7p-12a, 1/1/20-12/27/20, excluding sports, news, kids, Spanish-nets; rankings on impressions (000), 4+ telecast min (2+ on timeslot claims)

“Sistas” Season 2

· “Sistas” Season 2 is the #1 series for AA 18-49 on cable for broadcast season 20-21

· “Sistas” Seaon 2 ranks #1 in its timeslot (10/14 – 12/23, Wed 9p-10p) (Live+SD): #1 cable & broadcast program among Blk P18-49, Blk P25-54, and Blk P2+

· “Sistas” Season 2ranks #1 in its timeslot (10/14-12/23, Wed 9p-10p) (Live+3): #1 cable & broadcast program among Blk P18-49, Blk P25-54, and Blk P2+

Source: Nielsen Live + SD, Live+3 for timeslot claims, Premieres airing M-Sun 7p-12a, 8/31/20-12/13/20, excluding sports, news, kids, Spanish-nets; rankings on impressions (000), 4+ telecast min (2+ on timeslot claims

About “Tyler Perry’s Sistas”

The one-hour drama follows a group of single black females as they navigate their “complicated love life,” careers and friendship through the ups-and-downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals. Tyler Perry takes viewers on an exhilarating ride of emotions and gut-busting predicaments that will test the ladies’ long-standing friendship. This band of women, intertwined with their newfound relationships, must navigate this new-age dating scene as they continue to search for love in their 30’s. The talented ensemble cast of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” includes KJ Smith, Mignon, Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, Chido Nwokocha, DeVale Ellis, Brian Jordan Jr., Kevin A. Walton, Anthony Dalton II, Trinity Whiteside, and Crystal Renee’ Hayslett.

For more information, viewers can log on to BET.com and join the conversation on social media by using the hashtags #SistasOnBET on all social platforms.

“Tyler Perry’s Sistas” is executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry. Michelle Sneed will also serve as Executive Producer of the series for Tyler Perry Studios.

*Source: Nielsen Live + SD, Premieres airing M-Sun 7p-12a, 1/1/20-12/13/20 for CY20; 8/31/20-12/13/20 for extended broadcast season (claims hold for CQ4td as well), excluding sports, news, kids, Spanish-nets; rankings on impressions (000), 4+ telecast min

ABOUT BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT TYLER PERRY STUDIOS

Tyler Perry Studios is a state-of-the-art film and television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer, filmmaker, playwright, and philanthropist Tyler Perry. Located in Atlanta, Georgia on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, the new 330-acre campus is one of the largest production studios in the country. It boasts a variety of shooting locations including 40 buildings on the national register of historic places, 12 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot